Decision details

Approval of the draft All-Age Integrated Carers Strategy 2024-2029, as the basis for public consultation

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To seek approval of the Co-produced draft All-Age Integrated Carers Strategy 2024-2029 for Bracknell Forest as a basis for undertaking a public consultation over a 12 week period to inform the identified priorities, final strategy and local delivery plan




i.       the draft All-Age Integrated Carers Strategy 2024-2029 is approved, as the basis for public consultation over a period of 12 weeks.


ii.     approval be delegated to the Executive Director: People in consultation with the Executive Member for Adult Services, Health and Housing and the Executive Member for Children, Young People and Learning to endorse and sign off the consultation process.


iii.    The Executive receives a revised draft of the strategy following consideration of consultation feedback.

Reasons for the decision:

i.       The All-Age Integrated Carers Strategy will support the Council in meeting their statutory responsibilities to carers and young carers as determined under the Care Act 2014 and Children and Families Act 2014.


ii.     The All-Age Integrated Carers Strategy will support us in achieving our key objectives as determined in the Council Plan.


iii.    The strategy will support a number of Bracknell-Forest Place Health and Care Plan 2022-2025 priority areas.


iv.    Public consultation of the co-produced strategy will ensure residents of Bracknell Forest have an opportunity to understand the proposed partnership approach to supporting carers and the associated priorities. Residents will be able to provide feedback which will be taken into consideration when drafting the final strategy for publication.

Alternative options considered:

Understanding carers’ needs and providing appropriate advice and support to carers

are statutory obligations under relevant legislations. Therefore, it is essential we

identify and outline how we intend to support carers in Bracknell Forest as a

partnership. For this reason, no other alternatives were considered other than the

development of this strategy.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Corporate Priorities : Engaged and Healthy Communities;

Financial Impact: To be advised in report

Declarations: None

Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No

Making Representations: In writing to the Director of Peoples Services

Other reasons / organisations consulted

This strategy and priorities have been co-produced with our partners in health, our providers in the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) and carers from: the consultee list.


•Berkshire Health Foundation Trust
•Frimley Integrated Care System/Integrated Care Board
•Primary Care Network
•Signal4 Carers/The Ark
•Parent Carer Forum
•Promise Inclusion
•New Hope
•The Wayz
•The Community and Mental Health Team
•Dementia Service
•Young Carers Service

Contact: Thom Wilson, Assistant Director: Commissioning Email: Tel: 01344 354142.

Report author: Grainne Siggins

Publication date: 19/09/2023

Date of decision: 19/09/2023

Decided at meeting: 19/09/2023 - Executive

Effective from: 27/09/2023

Accompanying Documents: